Please ID? - Anemone or Rhodactis?

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  1. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hiya all - I am now stumped - I thought that this was an anemone that I bought - but now I am not so sure anymore..... At some stage - I thought that this might be a Heteractis Malu.....

    But now I am confused? Please let me know if you have ANY IDEA?

    Many thanks....

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    Is that an Aptasia,i see there there on the left in the foreground..... [​IMG] Sorry thought I mught aswell comment on something else seeing as I have no clue what that goodie is [​IMG]
     
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    I also think it could be Heteractis Malu... hmm, you might have to wait and see how it grows to know for sure...
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Yeah Goodisor - unfortunately THAT ID is 100% spoton - I was not able to remove ALL the aptaisia over the past weekend! LOL!
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Many thanks Siyaha! Yeah - that's what I though - BUT, I have tried feeding it - and it does not "readily" accept meaty food (perhaps YET?). I have had it now for about 3 weeks..... it is looking like it is growing though.... perhaps from the pellets/flakes that I feed the fish and possibly the metal halide lighting?

    BUT - the short bubble-shaped tentacles? I have indeed read on WWM that the tentacles might be shrunken due to underfeeding..... BUT - the tentacles have NOT grown in the past 3 weeks, even though the nemmie(?) have grown about 2cm?
     
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    [​IMG]I was zapping the evil little things a little while ago,thought I was free of them until the other day when i spotted a few more......Guess what im doing this coming weekend [​IMG]
     
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    Jac- unfortunately, if that's what it is, it's going to be very, very difficult to care for.... one way to see... try putting it on sand. Heteractis Malu need to be on a deep sand bed with plenty of space around them.
     
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    Honestly, at first I thought it must be a corallimorph because H. malu don't attach to rocks like that... but I've never seen a corallimorph with tentacles like that.

    Jac- do you think you could get pics from other angles? ...like from the "top" and such? Might help... and do you know where it came from? Maybe that will give a clue...
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    I will try to do so, Sara.... thanks for the assistance, though....
     
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    Haha... sorry, I don't feel like I'm being much help. This one is a thinker... :p
     
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    Jacques, how many different anemone's do you have in your tank? I'm just concerned that the reason why this one (if it is an anemone) is not extending its tentacles is due to chemical warfare being waged between the different anemone's.
     
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    Maybe they are just retracted and will extend eventually.Like once they are well fed [​IMG]Perhaps they will settle in eventually now that they are in a good tank and extend to the purple tentacles as in the pic......what I know is scary,but thats what it looks like to me [​IMG]
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hi Viper - I have 3 different anemone's (except if you count aptaisia - then 4 ;))

    My H. Magnifica, a carpet anemone and this one.... IF it is an anemone.... That is....
     
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    goodisor-- I don't think refraction is causing those bubbles... they're too perfectly bulbous... if that makes any sense (and if I spelled "bulbous" correctly--lol)
     
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    Yes, Sara - you spelt it correctly. BUT - Viper - just to satisfy your curiousity: I run coconut activated carbon 24x7...... And replace it every few weeks or so...
     
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    OK - after ALL this time, I have an updated picture of this fella....
    So what do you all now think? What is this?
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    Yip thats it for sure...an underwater creature of some sort,most likely saltwater dwelling!!!:p
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    LOL Goodisor! Funny man! Made me laugh! Thanks.
     
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